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Independent Label Market celebrates 10th anniversary with summer edition

The Independent Label Market is celebrating its 10th anniversary and 30th edition in London. 

ILM started at Soho’s Berwick Street market in the summer of 2011. Since then, it has hosted 68 events across the globe and partnered with 600+ independent record labels from all over the UK, as well as Paris, Berlin, Bari, Barcelona, Rome, LA, Hamburg, Toronto, New York and LA. 

Joe Daniel their founder said: “When we came up with the idea for an indie label market, we never imagined doing a second one, let alone another 10 years of events. The idea back in 2011 was to bring together our favourite labels to celebrate a particular kind of creativity and passion that you only find in the independent sector. The fact that we are here 10 years later is a huge credit to the community of labels who consistently find new and exciting ways to grow and adapt in a fast changing industry. We love the camaraderie and their tireless commitment to presenting the most envelope-pushing music around.” 

The 2021 ILM Summer Market takes place on Saturday, July 10th at Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross with an all star crew of labels, including 4ADRecords, Bella Union, Brownswood, Caught by the River, Cherry Red Records, Erased Tapes, Fierce Panda, Fire/Earth, Full Time Hobby, Gare du Nord, Heavenly Recordings, Hyperdub, Late Night Tales, LEX, Matador, Memphis Industries, Moshi, Mukatsuku, One Little Independent Records, Partisan, Rough Trade ,Sonic Cathedral, Sunday Best, Upset The Rhythm, Whities/ad93 & many more.

Market stalls will offer limited editions, vinyl rarities and test pressings as well as exclusive label and band merchandise. The summer event will be sound tracked by ILM-curated DJ sets from artists and labels taking part on the day.  

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In 2021, the ILM Mentoring Scheme continues to work with Clue Records, and welcomes Sad Club Records to help support an artists experimenting with new techniques and blurring the boundaries between art, performance and music. The scheme promotes emerging artists from different genres to new audiences, by giving them and small independent labels a focused platform at ILM UK events.

Bell Orchestre

This week Bell Orchestre ( Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld and Richard Reed Parry) announced their first new album in 12 years, “House Music”, and shared a new track from it, “V: Movement.” House Music is due out March 19th via Erased Tapes. A press release says the album was “created almost entirely from a single improvisational session between its members.” It was recorded in Neufeld’s rural Vermont house with the aid of engineer Hans Bernhard. The band features Sarah Neufeld (violin, vocals), Richard Reed Parry (bass, vocals), Pietro Amato (French horn, keyboards, electronics), Michael Feuerstack (pedal steel guitar, keyboards, vocals), Kaveh Nabatian (trumpet, gongoma, keyboards, vocals), and Stefan Schneider (drums). 

Neufled had this to say in a press release: “If you sliced away the front wall of the house and looked in, you’d see the horn section—with so many different things going on— down on the first floor of what would normally be the living/dining room, and it was full chaos with tables and tables of kalimbas and harmonicas and synthesizers and horns. Then you travel up a floor, and there’s me and Richie in an empty, warm sounding wooden bedroom. Mike was on pedal steel in the bathroom, on the same floor as us. And then up the stairs, through the ceiling and in the attic, was Stefan, alone on drums. It’s a big piece of land, and if you went outside to take a break, you’d look over and hear all of this crazy shit coming out of all the different floors, and it filled this valley, and there were lots of rocks so the sound would bounce around. It was spooky and glorious.”

Parry had this to say: “Most of my favourite recordings have some element of an explorative and accidental feeling within the music, a feeling which reflects the truth of musical minds which are partially super focused on specific musical ideas and partially wandering, exploring the musical world surrounding those ideas. I think it’s really satisfying as a listener when you can hear a musical mind exploring an idea not just a musician who has pre-formed an idea and rehearsed it 100 times until it’s totally perfect and ironed out.

In this recording, every one of the six of us is simultaneously exploring our own ideas, deeply listening to each others’ wide open minds and also totally immersed in our own strange and beautiful little internal musical worlds.”